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Teenager killed in Penrith accident

A 23 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash near Penrith last night.

It happened on the B5320 just outside Eamont Bridge when a BMW car hit a tree.

One of the passengers in the car, a man in his late teens from Penrith, died at the scene. The police want to hear from any witnesses or anyone who saw the car just before the accident.

Man dies in Whitehaven crash

A man has died in a road crash in Whitehaven.

The collision, involving one car, happened at around 2.30pm close to the Howgate Hotel.

Cumbria Police say the man, who is believed to be local and in his seventies, collided with a wall and was pronounced dead at West Cumberland Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Mark Ormerod in Cumbria Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit on 101.


Appeal for BMW driver after A66 crash

Police want to speak to the driver of a blue BMW, believed to have been involved in a serious accident on the A66 this morning (14th February).

The collision, involving a white Peugeot panel van and a white Vauxhall Vivaro van, happened at 10.30am.

The vans were travelling in opposite directions around two miles east of the Sportsman on the A66.

The 53-year-old driver of the Vivaro van, from Carlisle, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, with 'non-life threatening' injuries.

A 23-year-old passenger in the same van was airlifted to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough with 'very serious' injuries.

The 33-year-old driver of the Peugeot van suffered back and rib injuries.

Anyone who knows the driver of the BMW or who witnessed the accident is asked to contact police on 101.

"We are currently dealing with a very serious collision which occurred this morning on the A66 around 4-5 miles west of Rheged, near Penrith.

“We have identified several witnesses to the collision who state that a blue BMW which was driving along the road at the time may well have been involved in the collision.

"It may be that the driver is unaware that a collision took place, but it is vital that we trace this vehicle, and the driver, in case they have important information about this morning’s incident."

– Sergeant Graeme Hodgson, Cumbria Police

Carlisle mini-bus crash: Seven children taken to hospital

Seven children have been taken to hospital after a mini-bus crash near Carlisle.

The mini-bus was in collision with a car on the A689 between Carlisle and Brampton at Walby.

The road remains closed in both directions.

The driver of the mini-bus has been airlifted to hospital.

It is not thought any of the children are seriously hurt.

A6 Cumbria-Closed in both directions

Scene of the crash on the A6 Credit: Graham Carnochan

The A6 is closed in both directions near Wickersgill in Cumbria, due to a three vehicle accident at Hucks Brow.

The accident is affecting traffic between Shap and Kendal.

Police are advising motorists to travel via the M6.

Emergency vehicles are currently at the scene Credit: Graham Carnochan


Serious road accident in Carlisle

Two air ambulances, and police and fire rescue services have attended a serious road accident in Carlisle.

The accident happened at Harker Road End near Kingmoor at around 2pm, and involved a skip wagon and a black car.

Police are now looking to trace the driver of a dark coloured car seen along the Gretna to Kingmoor road, before making a left turn onto Parkhouse road.

It is believed that the driver may have witnessed the accident.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Appeal for witnesses over Workington crash death

An investigation is continuing into the death of a 54-year-old man who was hit by a car in Workington on Tuesday evening (15th January).

James Smith, of Hyde Street in Workington, suffered serious head injuries after the collision on Oxford Street in the town, and died in hospital yesterday (16th January).

Cumbria Police are asking members of the community to help with their investigation by contacting them if they have any information.

Members of the public should contact PC David Edwards from Cumbria Roads Policing Unit by calling 101.

"Mr Smith was a pedestrian at the time that the collision took place and we are very keen to speak to any members of the community or any passing motorists who may have seen him in the area.

“Were you in the vicinity of Oxford Street in Workington on Tuesday afternoon?

"We need to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen a man, aged in his 50s, wearing a long, hi-visibility yellow jacket and carrying a rucksack attempting to cross the road in the area of Oxford Street near the bus station, or close to the area of Corporation road.”

– Inspector Andy Wilkinson, Roads Policing Unit, Cumbria Police
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